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Public lectures

These lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students. All public lectures are free unless otherwise stated.

Some of our previous public lectures are available as podcasts.

Upcoming lectures

  • Brexit, UK automotive and implications for industrial policy

    IPR Research Seminar
     
    Time: 4.15 - 6.05pm
     
    Venue: 10 West 2.47
     
    Speakers: Professor David Bailey, Professor of Industrial Strategy at the Aston Business School
     

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  • 11 Cabinet Secretaries 1960-2016 – the most powerful men in Britain

    Gerald Walters 46 th Memorial Lecture
     
    Time: 5.30pm

    Venue: The Arts Lecture Theatre, The Edge, The University of Bath

    Speaker: Sir Anthony Seldon MA, PhD, FRSA, MBA, FRHisS
     

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  • Evidence and the politics of policymaking: where next?

    Institute for Policy Research symposium

    Time: 10am-6pm

    Venue: Chancellors' Building

    Speaker: Various
     
  • From science to policy: The long road to the US Ozone standard of 0.075 ppm and beyond

    Institute for Mathematical Innovation

    Time: 7.30pm

    Venue: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN

    Speaker: Professor James Zidek, IMI Global Chair

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  • Joint I-SEE and David Parkin seminar

    I-SEE seminar

    Time: 4.30pm-5:45pm
     
    Venue: 8 West 3.22 Lecture Theatre
     
    Speaker: Professor Michele Aresta
     
     
  • Honorary Degree ceremony of Professor Michele Aresta, followed by seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Professor Michele Aresta
     
     
  • The front national under Jean-Marie Le-Pen: Continuity or change?

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Governance and Resistance
     
    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Daniel Stockmemer (University of Ottawa, Canada)
       
  • US Foreign Policy and the 2016 Election: Does it matter?

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order
     
    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Professor Robert Singh, Professor of Politics at Birkbeck, University of London
     

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  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 4.30pm-5:45pm
     
    Venue: 8 West 3.22 Lecture Theatre
     

    Speaker: Professor Gavin Walker, Director of Energy Technologies Research Institute, University of Nottingham 

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  • Human rights advocacy, war and false narrative: Rwanda revisited

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Dr Barrie Collins, Independent researcher

     
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 4.30pm-5:45pm
     
    Venue: 8 West 3.22 Lecture Theatre
     
    Speaker: Professor John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Advisor, DECC
       
  • Sexual violence against men (in conflict)

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Professor Marysia Zalewski, Professor of International Relations, University of Cardiff

     
  • I-SEE seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 4.30pm-5:45pm
     
    Venue: 8 West 3.22 Lecture Theatre
     
    Speaker: Professor Bill David, Senior STFC Research Fellow, ISIS
       
  • North African migration and Europe’s contextual Mediterranean border

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Dr Simon Macmahon, University of Coventry

     
  • Faculty of Science inaugural lecture

    Faculty of Science inaugural lecture series
     
    Time: 4.30-5.30pm

    Venue: 3WN 2.1

    Speaker: Professor Nick Brook, Dean of Science
     

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  • US unipolar preponderance and the nuclear revolution

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Professor Campbell Craig, Professor of International Relations, Cardiff University

     
  • I-SEE seminar

    I-SEE seminar  

    Time
    : 4.30pm-5:45pm 

    Venue: 8 West 3.22 Lecture Theatre
     
    Speaker: Professor Stefaan Simons, Brunel University London
       
  • I-SEE seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 4.30pm-5:45pm
     
    Venue: 8 West 3.22 Lecture Theatre
     
    Speaker: Dr Dan Green, Head of Sustainability and Innovation, Wessex Water
       
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Maitland, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
     
     
  • Use of lethal force by the UN stabilization mission in Haiti

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order
     
    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Professor Siobhan Wills, professor of law at the Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University
       
  • Faculty of Science inaugural lecture

    Faculty of Science inaugural lecture series
     
    Time: 4.30-5.30pm

    Venue: 3WN 2.1

    Speaker: Professor Matthew Wills, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
     

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  • Following the wires

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Dr Maria Kastrinou, Lecturer in Anthropology at Brunel University London & Dr Daniele Rugo, Senior Lecturer in Film at Brunel University London

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  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Andrew Todd, Head of Energy and Resource Management, Verco Limited
     
     
  • Honorary graduation lecture

    50th anniversary lecture

    Time: 4pm
     
    Venue: The Edge
     
    Speaker: Professor Daron Acemoglu, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     

    

  • Sudden justice: America's secret drone wars

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Chris Woods, Investigative journalist & documentary film-maker

     
  • Raising silent voices: How cultural expression of conflict can inform analysis and intervention strategies in Myanmar

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Dr. Rachel Julian, Senior Lecturer in Peace Studies, Leeds Beckett University

     
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Professor Aron Walsh, Chair of Materials Design, Department of Materials, Imperial College London
     
     
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Professor Peter Wilson, Electronic and Systems Engineering, University of Bath
     
     
  • Witchcraft and conflict: Exploring alternative discourses of insecurity

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order
     
    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Dr Jonathan Fisher, University of Birmingham
       
  • Faculty of Science inaugural lecture

    Faculty of Science inaugural lecture series
     
    Time: 4.30-5.30pm

    Venue: 3WN 2.1

    Speaker: Professor Karen Edler, Department of Chemistry
     

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  • Faculty of Science inaugural lecture

    Faculty of Science inaugural lecture series
     
    Time: 4.30-5.30pm

    Venue: 3WN 2.1

    Speaker: Professor Neil McHugh, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
     

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  • Sulis Minerva Day

    50th anniversary lectures

    Time: 4pm

    Venue: The Edge

    Speaker: Various women in science, engineering, technology and maths

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